A friend of mine showed me the plate on his belt, which had been struck by a bullet, and the U in U. S. entirely obliterated, and yet he was not hurt. Another had the pictures of his wife and mother in separate cases, in his side-pocket, and a ball passed through both and lodged in the inside one, saving his life. He has the pictures to send to his wife by express. A member of the Eighth Missouri has a half-dollar in his pocket which was struck with so much force as to bend the edges together and enclose the Minie-ball. A colonel of one of the regiments found four of his men hi<*> behind a stump, and riding up with great gravity, asked them if that stump needed so large a guard. A private soldier received ten wounds, and yet sat on a log, and loaded and fired as long as he could see the enemy.
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.